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Correlational findings

Study Rohe & Stegman (1994): study 1992

Public:
Home buyers and controls, Baltimore, USA, followed 18 months 1992-93
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 283
Non Response:
39%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Home ownership
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 New home owners (experimental group)
0 Continuous renters (control group)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-fa DM = + p < .001                  T1 before   T2 after   CHANGE
                 purchase of home
New home owners: M = 4.02    M = 4,34   +0,32
Renters:         M = 3,98    M = 3,90   -O,08
- difference        +0,04       +0,44
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-fa Beta = +.25 p < .05 T1-T2 CHANGE happiness after purchase of home: T2 happiness by T2 home ownership,controlling for:
- T1 happiness(to indicate CHANGE in happiness)
- Social background:
  - Age
  - Sexe
  - Marital status
  - Education
  - Income
  - Occupational status
Housing situation:
  - Condition of the house
  - Housing type
  - Satisfaction with neighborhood